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Unit 3 Quiz Age of Exploration

Quiz by Brittany Bailey

Grade 7
Social Studies
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best describes motivations for the Age of Exploration?
    d. Gifts, Guns, Germs
    c. Spices, Natives, Education
    a. Gold, God, Glory
    b. Gold, Silver, Attrition
  • Q2
    How did the Scientific Revolution and the Renaissance contribute to the Age of Exploration?
    b. Both motivated people to find different sources of wealth
    a. Both events encourage people to convert to Buddhism and seek enlightenment
    d. Both were seen as heresy by the Catholic Church
    c. Both allowed for a cultural awakening and a spirit of discovery
  • Q3
    Christopher Columbus set sail to...
    d. All of the above
    a. Spread Christianity
    b. Discover new lands
    c. Find a faster water route to Asia
  • Q4
    How did the Columbian Exchange effect the global population?
    c. The world’s food supply increased
    a. Many more people became immune to European disease
    d. The growth of tobacco influenced economic decisions
    b. The slave trade brought millions of Africans to Europe
  • Q5
    “Tuesday, 25 September [1492]. Very calm this day; afterwards the wind rose. Continued their course west till night. The Admiral [Christopher Columbus] held a conversation with Pinzon, captain of the Pinta, respecting a chart which the Admiral had sent him three days before, in which it appears he had marked down certain islands in that sea; Martin Alonzo was of the opinion that they were in their neighborhood, and the Admiral replied that he thought the same, but they had not met with them, it must have been owing to the currents which had carried them to the northeast and that they had not made such progress as the captains stated. The Admiral [Columbus] directed him to return the chart, when he [Columbus] traced their course upon it in presence of the pilot and sailors.” -Extract from The Journal of Christopher Columbus 9. The passage above is an example of a(n)
    d. Reason for war with Spain
    c. Opinion piece
    a. Primary source
    b. Secondary source
  • Q6
    “The stench of the hold…was so intolerably loathsome, that it was dangerous to remain there for any time…The closeness of the place , and the heat of the climate…almost suffocated us…The shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dying, rendered the whole scene of horror almost unimaginable.” - Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, 1789 In the passage above, Olaudah Equiano describes…
    c. Life aboard Christopher Columbus’ ship the Nina
    a. Life as an indentured servant
    d. His first sight of the American Natives
    b. A slave ship

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